Writing a good thank-you letter is almost as important as the interview itself. Impress your interviewer by following the templates of these 3 sample thank-you letters.
How to Write a Thank You Letter After the Interview: 3 Samples
December 9th, 2016 by lewisTweet
Email or Formal Letter?
Sending a thank-you letter by email is more than enough for 90% of employers. Email may be the only option since you need to contact your interviewer within the next 24 hours.
However, taking the time to print and send a letter by mail can create a lasting impression with your interviewer. If you’re planning to send an envelope, have a draft ready before your interview.
Note: Professional organizations (law firms, consulting firms, medical schools, etc.) may be expecting a formal letter. Prepare your letters beforehand and always use priority or express mail.
Sample Template for Email Thank You Letter
Subject Line: Thank you for the [Job Title] interview on [Date]
Dear Mr./Ms. [Interviewer],
Thank you for taking the time to interview me [today, yesterday] for the [Job Title] position at [Company]. I enjoyed meeting you and other members of the team, as well as learning more about the opportunities of the position.
I appreciate that we got to discuss [most important skills/experiences or relevant topic discussed in interview]. As I mentioned, my time as an [intern, previous position] at [Previous Company] has also prepared me for the responsibilities of the position. [Add any additional qualifications or related experiences that you didn’t mention at the interview].
Thank you for considering me for the [Job Title] position. If you have any questions or requests, please email or call me at [Phone Number]. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Alternate Sample Template for Email Thank You Letter
Subject Line: Follow-up to the interview for the [Job Title] position
Dear Mr./Ms. [Interviewer],
Thank you for the opportunity to interview for the position of [Job Title] [today, yesterday]. I appreciate speaking with you, and other members of the staff, about the details of the position.
I am confident that I can contribute to [Company] as a member of your team. My background in [relevant skill sets] and experience as a [Previous Position] at [Previous Company] has prepared me for the requirements of the position. [Mention any specific job scenarios/requirements discussed at interview, and conclude with the reasons why you are qualified to fill the role].
[Optional: Reference any positive off-topic discussions and/or commonalities you may have had with your interviewer].
Thank you for your time and consideration for the [Job Title] position. Please email or call me if you have any further questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
[Personal Phone Number]
Sample Template for Formal Thank You Letter
[Your City, State, Zip Code]
[Company City, State, Zip Code]
Dear Mr./Ms. [Interviewer]:
I am writing to thank you for the opportunity to interview for the [Job Title] at [Company]. I appreciate the time you took out of your schedule to meet with me and discuss the details of the position. After learning more about the job requirements, I am confident that I contribute to [Company]’s mission and goals as a member of your team.
As we discussed, [present specific topics of company needs/job roles during the interview]. I believe my skills in [relevant skill set] will help me [accomplish specific goals of the job position].[Highlight relevant degree or previous experience that have helped you prepare for the position].
[Include company highlights/strengths/events that are relevant to the interviewer. Add how you personally can contribute to positive work culture.]
Thank you again for considering me for this position. I look forward to the possibility of working with you soon.
Additional Tips for Thank You Letters After the Interview
- Make your letter concise, thoughtful, and relevant to the interviewer.
- Remember to mention the ‘highlights’ and discussions of your interview.
- Mention any other skills or qualifications that you may have forgotten.
- Proofread your thank-you letter for spelling and grammatical errors.
We hope these templates for the perfect thank-you letter will help you impress your interviewer and land you your dream job.
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